Suichang County

Suichang County

Suichang County (Chinese: 遂昌县; pinyin: Suíchāng Xiàn) in Lishui Prefecture Level City Zhejiang Province, China,


Suichang is probably best known as the place where Tang Xianzu wrote his most famous play "The Peony Pavilion" (Chinese: 牡丹亭; pinyin: Mŭdan Tíng) about five hundred years ago during the Ming Dynasty. Tang Xianzu is regarded as "Shakespeare in the Orient" for his masterpiece. Tang served as Suichang County's top official for three years and left behind many legendary stories which are still passed on from generation to generation. Today's Suichang County has joined modern society with many vehicles, highways connecting it to the capital city of Hangzhou, and renowned for its bamboo forests and natural scenery such as White Horse Mountain (Bai Ma Shan) and Nine Dragon Mountain (Jiu Long Shan) which recorded as one of the sites where wild humans were said to be present in the '50s and '60s of 20th Century.

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